The staff Process & Chemical Engineering are research active in the area of Sustainability and Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD). This has resulted in research informed teaching in this area, and as a result the undergraduate degree is particularly well served in this area.
The theme of the 3rd International Symposium for Engineering Education (ISEE2010), held at UCC and organised by the department in 2010 was ‘Educating Engineers for a Changing World - Leading transformation from an unsustainable global society’. This incorporated a delegate workshop which was informed by a specially published review paper co-authored by two department staff with two Australian academics entitled: ‘Engineering Education for Sustainable Development: A Review of International Progress’. An outcomes paper from the workshop was later published in the International Journal for Sustainability in Higher Education, along with other research papers in this field by academic staff.
Academics also actively participate and publish at the biennial European conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) and one member sits on the scientific committee of this conference.
The Department of Process & Chemical Engineering was proud to host the 3rd International Symposium for Enginering Education (ISEE 2010) at University College Cork on 1st and 2nd July 2010.
The theme of the Symposium was:
Educating Engineers for a Changing World
Leading transformation from an unsustainable global society
This significant international conference explored a number of key issues pertaining to engineering education in the twenty first century. These include sustainability in engineering education, IT applications, pedagogical approaches & assessment for learning outcomes, Bologna and industry perspectives.
We really enjoyed welcoming so many Engineering educators, researchers and professionals to Cork for a stimulating, thought provoking and transformative two days in 2010, to join the engineering educational community in charting a way forward for the education of engineers to face the substantial challenges of the twenty first century.